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Std.12 | The Cop And The Anthem

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Passage 1

Q.    Read the given extract and answer the following questions:    
       Soapy walked eastward through a street damaged by improvements. He hurled the umbrella angrily into an excavation. He muttered against the men who wear helmets and carry clubs. Because he wanted to fall into their clutches, they seemed to regard him as a king who could do nothing wrong.

     At length, Soapy reached one of the avenues to the east where the glitter and turmoil was but faint. He dragged himself toward Madison square, for the homing instinct survives even when the home is a park bench.
     But, on an unusually quiet corner, Soapy came to a standstill. Here was an old church, quaint and rambling and gabled. Through one violet-stained window a soft light glowed, where, no doubt, the organist loitered over the keys, making sure of his mastery of the coming Sabbath anthem. For there drifted out to Soapy’s ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.
    The moon was above, full and radiant; vehicles and pedestrians were few; sparrows twittered sleepily in the caves, or a little while the scene might have been a country churchyard. And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate thoughts and collars.
      The conjunction of Soapy’s receptive state of mind and the influences of the old church brought a sudden and wonderful change in his soul. He viewed with rising horror the pit into which he had tumbled, the degraded days, unworthy desires, dead hopes, wrecked faculties, and base motives that made up his existence.

Questions:
A1   Arrange the following sentences in the correct occurrence order.

1.    The moon was radiant and pedestrians were few.
2.   He dragged towards Madison square.
3.   Soapy came to a standstill.
4.   Old church brought a sudden change.
A2     Describe the church and its premises.
A3     What was the impact of music on Soapy?
A4     What is the role of music in our life?
A5     Grammar
         1.  Pedestrians were few. (Make it negative)
         2.  He hurled the umbrella angrily. (Use present perfect)
A6     Find out the words in the passage that mean
         1.    Twists    2. Immaculate

Passage 2

Q.    Read the given extract and answer the following questions:
         Soapy walked eastward through a street damaged by improvements. He hurled the umbrella angrily into an excavation. He muttered against the men who wear helmets and carry clubs. Because he wanted to fall into their clutches, they seemed to regard him as a king who could do nothing wrong.

        At length Soapy reached one of the avenues to the east where the glitter and turmoil was but faint. He dragged himself toward Madison square, for the homing instinct survives even when the home is a park bench.
       But, on an unusually quiet corner, Soapy came to a standstill. Here was an old church, quaint and rambling and gabled. Through one violet-stained window a soft light glowed, where, no doubt, the organist loitered over the keys, making sure of his mastery of the coming Sabbath anthem. For there drifted out to Soapy’s ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.
     The moon was above, full and radiant; vehicles and pedestrians were few; sparrows twittered sleepily in the caves or a little while the scene might have been a country churchyard. And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate thoughts and collars.
       The conjunction of Soapy’s receptive state of mind and the influences about the old church brought a sudden and wonderful change in his soul. He viewed with rising horror the pit into which he had tumbled, the degraded days, unworthy desires, dead hopes, wrecked faculties and base motives that made up his existence.

Questions:
A1. State whether true or false.

1.    Soapy appreciated the police.
2.   The time mentioned in the passage was afternoon.
3.   His home was a park bench.
4.   He decided to remain as a bagger after listening the music.
A2     Complete the table.

Soapy’s Early Life

Present Life

a. Contained friends, roses

a. Beggary life

b.

b.

c.

c.

A3.    He would make a man of himself again. Explain.
A4.    Do you think music therapy is useful to change our mentality?
          Justify you answer.
A5     Grammar.
         1. He viewed with rising horror. (Frame wh-?)
        2 . He could do nothing wrong. (Use able to)
A6   Find opposites from the passage.
        1.    Despair      2.      Bright

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